May 7, 2014

From Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, PhD, '72, President of Georgian Court University

In January 2013, at the request of the board, I agreed to extend my contract to serve as President until June 2015 to see through the transition of the university becoming fully co-ed and to complete some other initiatives already underway. Thus, as planned, I will be concluding my presidency at the end of the next academic year. It has been a privilege to serve as the eighth president of The Court during a time of some major transitions, from college to university and to becoming a co-ed institution.

During the next academic year, 2014-15, the Board of Trustees and campus community will be engaged in a full search process to identify the next president of The Court. More details about the process will be provided after the Board has chosen a search firm to assist in this process which will happen later this spring.

In this beautiful season of springtime at The Court, I am always reminded of the cycles and harmony that introduce change and new life. We have experienced many changes here, but always remain centered in our commitment to students and our Mercy mission.

I am grateful for the support and collaboration you offered to me over these years. In 2001, I came as a new president asking you to “Walk the Path Together” — midst hard times and good times we have done just that, trusting in our collective commitment to our Mercy mission.

It has been an honor as a Sister of Mercy and an alumna to serve as president, and I look forward to this transition in my life. I also pledge to you in the next year I will continue to work with you to prepare for a new phase in our history as the Mercy University of New Jersey.


Sister Rosemary

Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM, Ph.D.
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, NJ  08701